CD Projekt Red delayed the new Witcher 3 update "until further notice" and brought the project to in-house development.
The long-anticipated next-gen Witcher 3: Wild Hunt upgrade for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X has been delayed again. CD Projekt Red announced the news on Twitter saying that it was bringing the project to in-house development. The company didn't set a new release window.
The new update initially was planned to come out in late 2021, but later the developer pushed that date to Q2 2022. Now it is unclear when exactly the fans will be able to play it.
"We have decided to have our in-house development team conduct the remaining work on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt," said the company. "We are currently evaluating the scope of work to be done and thus have to postpone Q2 release until further notice. We'll update you as soon as we can."
Previously, Saber Interactive, the developer behind the Nintendo Switch version of Wild Hunt, had been working on the project. Apparently, the creators of the original The Witcher 3 will no longer work with the studio. The specific reason why CDPR decided to transfer production to other developers was not named in the statement.
According to a note for investors, the change was made "based on recommendations from persons in charge of development". CD Projekt Red declined to further comment on the decision.
The developers didn't reveal what improvements the update will bring to the Wild Hunt. Earlier this year, CDPR also released the new-gen update for Cyberpunk 2077 which included a number of major enhancements to the game like AI behavior, re-balanced skills, and new elements to the world.